Bringing the whole family along for the ride and spending more time together is one of the best things about RVing, but It can also be a challenge when it comes to keeping the kids from boredom, while you need to travel for hours on end.
That’s why we’ve pulled together some tips that will help make your RV trip a pleasant experience for you and your children.
1 – Choose the right RV: The first thing you need is… finding an RV that best suits your family lifestyle and travel needs. There are many RV models plenty of high-end amenities for comfort, making it easy to take a road trip with kids of any age. Just pay attention to the campground rules before renting it, some of them have size limits.
2 – Choose the right destination: Want to camp in a national park or head for the beach? Plan ahead and search for kid-friendly activities at your destination. There’s a ton to do: mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, trails surrounded by wildlife, playgrounds, minigolf, land activities like volleyball, playing horseshoes and much more to keep the whole family busy and having fun.
3 – Get some fresh air whenever you can: Kids can become fussy when confined in a vehicle for hours on end, so take more rest stops. Do a little research for playgrounds, parks along the way, and give your kids time to stretch their legs and burn off some energy. Put together picnic lunches, even if you have a table in your RV, or find other places for a good pit stop (museums, historic sites). It’ll allow your kids to explore each place you visit, and keep everyone happy.
4 – Bring lots of snacks: Hangry kids can drive everyone crazy in a matter of minutes, so always have plenty of healthy snacks onboard such as fruits, nuts, granola bars, and cheese. One of the coolest things about RVing is that you can bring the kitchen along with you and prepare delicious meals for your family no matter where you are.
5 – Books, activity and coloring books: These are great options to bring on an RV trip. Books that your older kids haven’t read can get even more of their attention. Also, bring activity books packed with puzzles, quizzes, games, doodles, stickers, and a crayon kit for coloring. They promote more engagement and satisfaction compared to screens. What’s more, they help your little ones improve skills and develop a love of reading.
6 – Music and audiobooks: Load up the devices with your kid’s favorite songs, Disney songs, nursery rhymes, and other fun tunes to lighten the mood. Also, you can blast some amazing books through your speakers. Audiobooks can provide support for readers of all ages and great fun for the entire family.
7 – Toys and games: There are lots of little things you can do to make your trip better. One of them is to bring some board and card games from home (or pick up a few new ones): Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, Chess, Operation, Uno, Go Fish, ThinkFun Roll and Play (for small children), and many other options that will keep your kids occupied, make them laugh out loud and bring the whole family closer together. Also, don’t forget to pack that item your kids love taking everywhere with them when they’re at home. It can be a favorite stuffed animal, a storybook, a small blanket, anything that makes them feel relax.
8 – Movies: Download some kid-friendly movies, microwave the popcorn and press play. Most RVs come with single or multiple TVs built (into the interior and/or exterior of the rig) and DVD players installed. An evening on the couch with some favorite characters… That’s a great way for your kids to end the day.
Hope our tips above can make your road trip easier and more fun for everyone, and keep an eye out for more of our RV travel tips. There’s lots more to come 😉 Happy camping!